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What is Botox®?

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It’s no secret that Botox® injections have been in use for years now to fight signs of aging, such as forehead wrinkles, frown lines, and crow’s feet – wrinkles around the eyes. What you may not know is how safe and relatively inexpensive it is to get Botox®. New York residents have come to recognize Dr. Cameron Rokhsar as a leading expert in the administration of Botox® and other cosmetic procedures, but he is also a renowned dermatologist, giving him a unique perspective and approach to your specific needs.

How does it work?

Botox®, or botulinum toxin, is a naturally occurring purified neurotoxin that works to smooth aging lines in the face by severing the connection of certain neurons in the brain that control micro-muscular movement. The severing of these connections causes the facial muscles responsible for creating these lines to relax, gently lessening or removing their appearance without the need for surgery.

More recently, Botox® injections have also been approved by the FDA for use in the reduction of excessive sweating. Similar to its application for facial wrinkles, Botox® injections in areas such as the underarms, hands, and feet block the transmission of signals that cause contraction of the sweat glands, effectively reducing excess perspiration.

How long do treatments last?

When used for treatment of unwanted facial wrinkles and age lines, the results of Botox® injections are typically seen in five to seven days and last for three to five months before retreatment is necessary. After multiple treatments, effects sometimes last for up to eight months. When used for treatment of excessive sweating, the duration of effectiveness is generally longer – nine to twelve months for a single treatment.

If you’re frustrated by unsightly aging lines or excessive sweating and are seeking Botox® in New York, look no further than Dr. Cameron Rokhsar. Call today for a consultation and discover what Botox® can do for you.

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